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Astro West Fine Minerals

Malachite Carving – Hippopotamus // 1.16 Lb.

Malachite Carving – Hippopotamus // 1.16 Lb.

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This luscious green copper carbonate mineral specimen from the DRC has been expertly hand-carved into a 1.16 lb. hippopotamus and hand-polished to a brilliant luster to enhance its gorgeous colors and banding. Malachite was historically used as a pigment for painting and was a popular stone in ancient Egypt. This excellent quality carving displays sought-after natural patterning including a plethora of bullseyes.

Dimensions: 5-3/8"W x 1-5/8"D x 2-1/2"H, Weight: 1.16 lb.

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